Cairo, the capital city of Egypt, is quite often called the “City of 1000 Minarets” due to it numerous mosques.
Not similar to Middle East countries, the astonishing majority of Islamic sites in Egypt are open to non-Muslims, and visitors are welcome to explore these historic places. A huge number of fascinating Islamic sites are there in Egypt which attracts millions of visitors each year.
The Cairo Citadel is also known as the Saladin Citadel or Mohamed Ali Citadel is today’s one of the most visited tourist attractions in Egypt, and it’s certainly one attraction you can’t miss during your vacation in Egypt.
Abu al-Abbas al-Mursi Mosque – Alexandria’s Most Beautiful Mosque
Abu al-Abbas al-Mursi Mosque is one of the impeccably beautiful mosques and unquestionably the most magnificent mosque in Alexandria, Egypt. Being named after a 13th-century Sufi saint, Abu al-Abbas al-Mursi. The Abu al-Abbas al-Mursi Mosque has since been altered, renovated, and rebuilt on a number of occasions since 1775.
Aqmar Mosque – The Oldest Surviving Example of Small Mosques
Located on the northern end of Muizz Street, in an area of Cairo known as Old Cairo. Aqmar Mosque is also called as Al-Jam`e Al-ِAqmar, or simply the Grey Mosque. The mosque belongs to Egypt’s Fatimid era, during the time of the 10th Fatimid caliph, Al-Amir bi-Ahkami l-Lah. Being built in 1125 AD, the construction of the mosques was especially supervised by Abu ‘Abdallah Muhammad ibn Fatik who was ‘vizier’ at the time.
Al-Hakim Mosque – A Built, Neglected and Revived Masterpiece
Located in an area of the city known as Islamic Cairo is the Al-Hakim Mosque in Cairo, a major Muslim religious site.It is the 4th most religiously important complex and second-most religiously notable Fatimid mosque in Egypt.
Abu Haggag Mosque – The Mosque in the Heart of Luxor Temple
It is Located on Luxor’s East Bank, in the first court of the ancient Luxor Temple complex. Although not much remains of Luxor Temple, there’s more than enough to make it one of the most visited Luxor attractions. Anyone who visits Luxor Temple is essentially also visiting the mosque, and the nice thing is that visitors, including non-Muslims, are welcome to take a look around inside.
Aqsunqur Mosque – A Real Gem in Cairo’s Old Islamic Quarter
Aqsunqur Mosque is also sometimes referred to as the Blue Mosque or the Mosque of Ibrahim Agha. It is one of several well-known Blue Mosques in the world, all of which have got the name due to the extensive use of blue ceramic tiles within their interiors. Aqsunqur Mosque is a moderately important Cairo tourist attraction situated in the Tabbana Quarter, Islamic Cairo.
Al Hussein Mosque – One of the Holiest Islamic Sites in Egypt
Located just a short distance from downtown Cairo, in an area of the city known as Old Cairo or Islamic Cairo. The area features several popular tourist attractions, including a number of ancient mosques, as well as the popular Khan el-Khalili Bazaar where merchants sell their wares, since the 14th century.
More Tourist attractions include:
1 Mosque Of Muhammad Ali – The Alabaster Mosque
2 Mosque Of Ibn Tulun – Unexpected Survivor Of Ancient Egypt
3 Mosque Of Amr Ibn Al-As – The First Mosque Ever Built In Africa
4 Mosque Of Al Azhar – A Sight Of Splendor In Cairo
5 Midan Hussein and the Sayyidna al-Hussein Mosque
This mosque is generally the first one to grab the attention of tourists. Often called the City of Minarets, Cairo is home to a seemingly endless number of mosques. Some are relatively small and are of little interest to the traveller, while others are absolutely magnificent. Get in touch with NILEHOLIDAY to book your tour to the Islamic Sites.